How To Spend Two Days In Hobart, Tasmania

How to travel to Bruny Island

Hey there fellow travellers! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey in Hobart, Tasmania, where every step of the way is guided by the insider’s scoop. This isn’t just any guide; it’s THE ultimate go-to source for all you foodies, nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and relaxation seekers out there. Trust me, the locals can’t stop raving about these must-do experiences, and you’re in for a treat as we uncover the hidden gems that make Hobart truly exceptional.

Day 1: Exploring Bruny Island

Morning: Our adventure begins with a visit to Bruny Island, just a ferry ride away from Hobart. Here, we’ll dive headfirst into the island’s culinary treasures on an all-inclusive full-day food tour. From freshly shucked oysters to award-winning cheeses, local honey, mead, and chocolates, it’s a food lover’s paradise.

We’ll explore Bruny Island’s natural beauty, with stops at the Bruny Island Neck, historic Two Tree Point in Adventure Bay, and encounters with rare white wallabies.

Lunch: Our lunch break offers a chance to recharge with a scrumptious meal while soaking in the island’s serene beauty.

Afternoon: After our island adventure, we’ll head back to Hobart to continue our gourmet journey. Stay tuned for a visit to local markets, where you can sample fresh produce and artisanal treats, and perhaps even meet some of the passionate producers behind the delectable offerings.

Dinner: As the day comes to a close, we’ll indulge in a memorable dinner at one of Hobart’s top restaurants, savouring dishes crafted from the finest Tasmanian ingredients.

Day 2: More Hobart Delights Await

Morning: Our second day in Hobart begins with a visit to the iconic Salamanca Market. Stroll through the lively stalls, sip on a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and shop for souvenirs or unique artisanal products to take home.

Lunch: For lunch, we’ll explore Battery Point, a historic neighborhood with charming streets and quaint cottages. Enjoy a meal at one of the local cafes, where you can savor more Tasmanian flavors.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, we’ll embark on a cultural journey with a visit to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). This avant-garde museum is not only a visual feast but also a thought-provoking experience.

Evening: As we approach the end of our two-day adventure, we’ll wrap up our time in Hobart with a delightful dinner at one of the city’s waterfront restaurants. Enjoy the view of the harbour and reflect on the unforgettable experiences you’ve had in this charming city.

A Food Lover’s Dream: Bruny Island’s Must-Try Delights

Get ready for a tantalising journey that will awaken your senses as we embark on an all-inclusive, full-day feast amidst the enchanting backdrop of Bruny Island. Tasmania is renowned for its fresh and flavourful offerings, and on this adventure, you’re in for a mouthwatering experience like no other.

Our journey begins promptly at 8:00 AM from the iconic Salamanca waterfront in Hobart. Here, I had the pleasure of meeting our tour guide for the day – Allan. Let me tell you, Allan was nothing short of a delight, and I’m sure all the guides are just as wonderful. But don’t let his role as a driver fool you; Allan is a veritable walking encyclopedia of knowledge and a treasure trove of captivating stories waiting to be shared. As we set off towards the ferry bound for Bruny Island, an electric sense of anticipation fills the air, and the scenic drive only intensifies the excitement. And just wait until you lay eyes on the ferry – it’s an experience in itself, setting the perfect tone for the adventure that lies ahead.

Tasty Stops Along the Way

Our first stop was an absolute treat – freshly shucked oysters! Bruny Island boasts some of the tastiest oysters you’ll ever encounter, and trust me, you won’t want to miss this experience. The ‘get shucked’ drive-thru oysters? Well, they’re a unique and unforgettable treat I’ll cherish forever.

But wait, there’s more! We’re talking artisan cheeses, local honey, mead, and chocolates that redefine the word ‘indulgence.’ The island’s producers put their heart and soul into these creations, and the results speak for themselves with every delectable bite. I couldn’t resist going back for seconds.

Exploring the Island’s Natural Beauty

In between our culinary escapades, we took a breather to soak in the island’s natural wonders. The Bruny Island Neck offered up panoramic views that left me in awe, while a visit to historic Two Tree Point in Adventure Bay felt like a journey back in time. I had my camera ready to capture every breathtaking moment.

We even paid a visit to white-sand beaches and nature reserves, home to rare white wallabies. These adorable creatures stole the show, and my camera just couldn’t get enough of them.

Lunch with a View

Lunchtime rolled around, and it was a highlight for sure. As we feasted on a scrumptious meal, we were treated to views of the island’s serene beauty. It was the perfect recharge before we dived into more adventures. I couldn’t help but appreciate the stunning backdrop.

Fan of craft beers and dark ales?

While our culinary journey on Bruny Island is an experience to remember, there’s one more gem I can’t resist sharing. As a fan of craft beers, I had the privilege of trying the “Bruny Island Co Dark Ale,” and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer. This rich and flavourful brew is nothing short of exceptional, boasting a complexity of flavours that’s hard to find elsewhere. If you appreciate a finely crafted dark ale, this one is bound to be the best you’ve ever tried. The local artisans behind this masterpiece truly have a way of capturing the essence of Tasmania in every sip. It’s a delightful addition to an already unforgettable day.

Perfect for Everyone?

While this tour might not be the ideal choice for the little ones, it’s a breeze for older folks and anyone who relishes a relaxed day of exploration and gourmet delights. Bruny Island’s charm is utterly irresistible, and I saw it bring smiles to everyone’s faces.

Meeting and Pickup

We kicked off our adventure at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia. Finding it was a breeze, and it was conveniently close to the city centre. Alternatively, if you’ve arranged for hotel pickup, they’ve got you covered.

End Point

Our flavourful journey came to a close back at our meeting point, which was incredibly convenient as it’s right in the city center. I was able to head back to my hotel without a hitch.

Total Duration: Approximately 9 hours and 45 minutes

Q: Why wouldn’t I just stay on Bruny Island instead of taking a day trip?

A: Staying on Bruny Island can be a wonderful experience, but our day trip offers some unique advantages. Firstly, it allows you to enjoy the best of the island’s gourmet delights and natural beauty without the commitment of an overnight stay. You can savour the flavours, explore the sights, and then return to Hobart in the evening, making it an ideal option for those who want to maximise their time.

Secondly, our tour provides a guided experience with a knowledgeable local, ensuring you don’t miss any of the island’s hidden gems. Lastly, the cost of our all-inclusive day trip is surprisingly affordable for what you get. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy Bruny Island to the fullest while still having the convenience of returning to Hobart at the end of the day.

Day 2: The Ultimate How-To-Hobart Day Trip

Day two has arrived, and today, we’re diving into the ultimate how-to Hobart within just one day. Buckle up, because we’re about to explore the wonders of Mt. Field National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond, and the awe-inspiring summit of Mount Wellington. Hold onto your hats; this is not your average day trip—it’s a whirlwind into the very heart of Tassie.

On this second day, I’m unleashing the full Tasmanian experience. We’re not just scratching the surface; we’re diving deep into the soul of this incredible island. So, what’s in store for you?

Mt. Field National Park

Our day commences with the melodious overture of nature at Mt. Field National Park. The air is crisp, infused with the fragrance of towering trees and the promise of adventure. Picture it: Russell Falls, a natural wonder that transcends the ordinary. Cascading waters, like liquid poetry, take center stage in this lush wilderness.

As the first rays of sunlight filter through the verdant canopy, a symphony of life begins to play. The towering trees, ancient witnesses to countless seasons, whisper tales of time. The lush undergrowth, adorned with dew-kissed ferns, invites us into a world untouched by the hands of modernity.

And there, beneath the canopy, Russell Falls reveals itself in all its splendor. The water, an unbridled force of nature, descends with grace, creating a mesmerizing dance of liquid threads. It’s a scene that transcends mere visuals—it’s an immersion into the raw beauty of Tasmania’s pristine landscapes.

As we stand in the presence of this natural masterpiece, the morning air carries not just the scent of flora but the promise of a day brimming with wonder. Nature’s symphony plays on, and we, fellow travelers, become part of the ensemble, ready to immerse ourselves in the pristine beauty of Mt. Field National Park. 🌿🌄

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

As the sun danced higher in the Tassie sky, our adventure continued to a place that’s an absolute must for anyone, especially those seeking a brush with the unique and exotic side of Australian wildlife—Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Nestled in the heart of Tasmania, Bonorong is not just a sanctuary; it’s a living, breathing ode to the island’s extraordinary wildlife. Tasmanian devils take center stage, showcasing their quirky antics and undeniable charm. But, my friends, Bonorong is a symphony of more than just devils. It’s a haven for a myriad of native Australian animals, each with its own story waiting to unfold.

As you stroll through this sanctuary, you’re in for a treat. Picture this—a kangaroo hopping by, perhaps curious enough to share a moment with you. Wombats moseying along, their furry charm undeniable. And oh, the exotic birds—vibrant plumage and captivating calls echoing through the sanctuary.

But the pièce de résistance? The chance to pat and interact with these incredible creatures. It’s not just a wildlife sanctuary; it’s a portal into the soul of Tassie’s unique fauna. Get ready to fall head over heels in love with these furry friends, creating memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Bonorong is more than an attraction; it’s an immersion into the heart of Australia’s unparalleled biodiversity. So, brace yourselves for an encounter with the wild side of Tassie that goes beyond your wildest dreams. 🦘🌿


In the midst of my adventure, fatigue threatened to pull me into the embrace of sleep, but the allure of Richmond, a place where time appeared to stand still, proved too captivating to resist. As I meandered through the cobbled streets, the town unveiled itself as a living testament to Tasmania’s rich history.

Richmond’s charm, a gentle nod to bygone days, was palpable in the air. The iconic Richmond Bridge, adorned with timeless arches and weathered stones, echoed with the whispers of centuries past. Each step felt like a journey back in time, a pilgrimage through an era where simplicity was a virtue, and life danced to a more leisurely rhythm.

The cobbled streets, winding and inviting, urged exploration—an opportunity to uncover the secrets tucked away in every nook and cranny of this historic town. It was a stroll through the annals of time, where the pace of life seemed to move in synchrony with the echoes of the past.

Yet, Richmond had more than historical ambiance to offer. A culinary adventure awaited, and my senses were treated to the legendary Tasmanian Scallop pies. Each bite was a revelation—a flaky crust giving way to succulent scallops and a flavorful filling. It was a symphony of tastes, a gastronomic masterpiece that lingered on the palate.

So, as I traversed the historic streets of Richmond, I didn’t just witness the visual feast of heritage; I indulged in the culinary delights that make this town a treasure trove of experiences. Richmond, where history meets gastronomy, unfolded as a journey as delightful as it was charming.

Mt. Wellington

Behold, intrepid wanderers, the pièce de résistance of your Hobart escapade—the awe-inspiring summit of Mount Wellington. A friendly warning: the mesmerising panorama of the entire city from this lofty peak might just stir your desire to pitch a permanent camp and become a true Hobart-ian. Our ascent unfolded on an idyllic spring day, where the sun, akin to a painter’s brush, cast its golden hues upon the sprawling city below.

The view from this lofty perch is nothing short of a spectacle! This is an absolute must if you’re visiting Hobart for the first time. Our seasoned bus driver, a maestro of our tour, spun tales of history that wove seamlessly into the fabric of our journey, turning it into an immersive experience. The brisk chill in the air proved invigorating, and a gentle dusting of snow added a magical quality, echoing stories of the changing season. Yet, fellow travellers, take heed, for the wind, a spirited companion at this altitude, coupled with the brisk temperature, demands thoughtful packing to ensure you savour every fleeting moment of this extraordinary occasion.

And so, dear adventurers, our two-day odyssey through the heart of Tasmania comes to a close—a symphony of nature, wildlife encounters, historic charm, and panoramic vistas that have etched indelible memories in our souls. From the morning bliss of Russell Falls at Mt. Field National Park to the wild encounters at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, the historic charm of Richmond’s cobblestone streets, and the summit glory of Mount Wellington, this journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

As the sun sets on our Tasmanian sojourn, the city lights below twinkle in harmony with the stars above, a testament to the beauty that unfolds when nature and history dance together. Each moment has been a treasure, and each destination, a chapter in a story of exploration and wonder.

If this tale of Tassie’s wonders has ignited the explorer within you, don’t let the adventure end here. Seize the opportunity to experience it for yourself—book now and be part of the next chapter in Tasmania’s enchanting narrative. The island awaits, ready to weave its magic into your own story of discovery.

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